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jack: floods shut
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biggest fundraiser for make a wish iowa. tonight, see how the wishes will still happen. the news starts in 30 seconds. "you're watching local 5 news at 10 in hd .we are iowa's most accurate weather team brad/wx wall weather adlib: today is the first official day of winter, which means that tonight will be our
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officially winter, it is really not going to feel much like winter this week. tonight will be cool and dry with decreasing clouds late tonight. we should start out with some sunshine tuesday but then clouds will make for a partly sunny afternoon. with some sunshine and southerly winds returning, we will be able to get our temps back into the 40s in the afternoon. tuesday will be dry, but it is looking a bit rainy for wednesday. another system will be coming out of the sw and bringing us a good chance for rain. the heaviest of this rain will fall again over eastern iowa where about a half of an inch is expected. thursday (christmas eve) we are going to have a slight chance for some snow! right now, it looks like sw iowa will have the best chance to get an inch or two, but this is not a large weather system by any means. it might be just enough to give some locations a white christmas! either way it will be cloudier and colder thursday for most locations. by christmas day we are looking at milder conditions as another strong weather system approaches. we should be milder with highs back in the 40s with rain showers possible by afternoon and into the evening. the clouds are likely to stick around all through the weekend with a few showers possible, but some heavier rain may return to iowa next monday. " local 5 news at 10 in hd starts now. we are iowa" jack: good evening. i'm jack miller. stephanie has the night off. jolly holiday lights is one of the biggest fundraisers for make a wish iowa all year long. but this year, it was cut short.... .... as floodwaters drenched the displays and doused fundraising hopes for the season. it had all the makings of a disaster. but that's when some great community leaders stepped in. jack: local 5's jacob peklo joins us now with more, jacob?
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have been easy the season wouldn't be so make a wish but it took commitment to keep the instead, those waves, long is over. the outline still remains for the jolly holiday lights in des short by flooding. only thing darkened by chris voggesser, make a wish iowa ceo: "at a want something good happen, we were able to make something bad for us turn it into something wonderful." the annual show was supposed to continue until the new year... expected to pull in nearly $200-thousand dollars for the make a wish foundation. several groups turned that setback into a personal challenge...including iowa clinic ceo ed brown. ed brown, iowa clinic ceo: "we thought it was a great cause, something that we could all get behind as health care leaders. we had no idea what it would culminate into." it became a true community effort, one that far exceeded the boundaries of the metro, getting donations from all over the country. chris voggesser, make a wish iowa ceo: "we've
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money we raise needs to go to the kids and that's where it's going to go." local businesses, classrooms, and neighbors contributed to the cause. on monday, three local hospitals gave their gifts to ceo chris voggesser, chipping in $60- thousand in just over a week's time. all adding up to nearly $400,000 for make a wish. chris voggesser, make a wish ceo: "i can't say enough about this community and what it means for us to be make a wish iowa." and those contributions will go toward repairing the lights, but it'll also ensure even more wishes come true. ed brown, iowa clinic ceo: "and if we're fortunate, we're going to be able to see those funds grow, to be there for the kids." chris voggesser, make a wish iowa ceo: "you'll get to know where this money goes. you'll see videos of our wish kids, you'll see photos of our wish kids, and we're going to post them and snap them on #bringthejolly because everyone's still connected." jacob there's still time to make a contribution to make a wish. if you want to bring the jolly, you can do so through january first. live in the studio, jacob
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iowa. jack: make a wish officials say they've already met 53 wishes in their new fiscal year. they're working to fulfill about 190. jack: we've learned what's going to be cut from west des moines schools next year. that's new tonight at ten. jack: the district will be cutting 13 items. one is the foreign language program for first through third graders. the program will continue for grands 4 through 6. also cut, the des moines art center scholarships, which helped 50 students attend classes during the summer. there will also be no more 3- year-old general education preschool offered by the district. and valley high school will begin to phase out japanese language classes next year. all these cuts will save west des moines schools nearly 600-thousand dollars. the district originally had a goal of saving 800-thousand. it's not clear if more cuts are ahead. jack: meanwhile, a hazing incident at an ankeny school. an investigation has started at
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school. it apparently involved 11 students. in a statement today, the district says it's committed to the safety of all students. it says, quote: "when concerns or issues regarding student conduct arise, ankeny schools administrators investigate reports and then follow policy set by the board of education, based on the circumstances." the district isn't commenting on any disciplinary action against the students involved. jack: a driver plows into a bunch of people on the vegas strip. tonight the woman behind the wheel faces murder charges. jack: last night, 24 year old lakeisha holloway veered onto the side walk, accelerating into the crowd. jessica valenzuela -- a wife and mother of three from arizona was killed. at least 35 others were hurt. holloway's three year old child was inside the car with her. investigators don't believe alcohol was involved, but they're testing whether holloway was under the influence of drugs. she's now facing
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and possibly several counts of attempted murder. jack: the manhunt goes on for the texas teenager whose infamous affluenza defense spared him jail time for a deadly drunk driving accident. there's a 5- thousand dollar reward in the case. and ethan couch's mother has officially been declared a "missing person" as well. the two are believed to be on the run together. couch was 1616 when he killed four people while driving drunk. but using the "affluenza" defense, his lawyers essentially arguing he was too spoiled to know the consequences of his actions. jack: an entire school district in new hampshire was shut down today because of a threat of violence. administrators got an e-mail yesterday threatening two high schools in nashua. police say the cancellation gave them time to do safety checks in all schools. even if the
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to be a hoax, investigators say whoever did it will still be prosecuted. classes are set to re-start tomorrow. jack/2lam: local 5 sports director jon schaeffer joins me now. and jon, a big loss for a small-town here in central iowa, with the passing of madrid head football coach randy hinkel. jon: coach hinkel was at the helm in madrid for nearly 30 years. he led his teams to 25 of the last 26 state playoffs. but it's not his winning record that's being remembered most today. ""30 years ive seen him take boys make them into men, better citizens, fathers and husbands jon: you could also feel the love for hinkel during
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day" live reporting on friday mornings during football season-- there were even some randy hinkel "fat-heads" in the crowd. there's no doubt about it -- the man was loved. jon: jack-- we'll bring you more on the life and legacy of this beloved coach, and take a look back at his career, later in sports. jack: coach hinkel will be this visitation is from 4 to 7 at the madrid schools early wednesday to get ready. the lights at the from 5 to 11 that night to pay their respects. still to come on local 5 news at 10. jack: presidential out. who the experts your local election headquarters. jack: the first official what it means relationship with the sun. ((ad lib weather toss)) take sot "tomorrow on good we continue looking at uniques gifts for this
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parks and rec department may have a way to help those last minute gift givers, saving them a trip to the mall. plus... a look at your forecast ((:04 wx ad-lib)) that's tomorrow on the all-new good morning iowa! "your watching local 5
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jack miller, stephanie angleson, we are iowa's most accurate forecast with chief meteorologist brad edwards and local 5 sports with sports director jon schaeffer. this is local 5 news at 10. we are iowa." jack: the first day of winter in the northern hemisphere -- also known as the winter solstice -- begins tonight in the u-s. which means today is the shortest day of the year for sunlight. and it will be followed by the longest night. it is the moment when the northern hemisphere is tilted farthest from the sun. jack: brad brad:
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today is the first official day of winter, which means that tonight will be our longest night of the year. even though it is officially winter, it is really not going to feel much like winter this week. tonight will be cool and dry with decreasing clouds late tonight. we should start out with some sunshine tuesday but then clouds will make for a partly sunny afternoon. with some sunshine and southerly winds returning, we will be able to get our temps back into the 40s in the afternoon. tuesday will be dry, but it is looking a bit rainy for wednesday. another system will be coming out of the sw and bringing us a good chance for rain. the heaviest of this rain will fall again over eastern iowa where about a half of an inch is expected. thursday (christmas eve) we are going to have a slight chance for some snow!
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sw iowa will have the best chance to get an inch or two, but this is not a large weather system by any means. it might be just enough to give some locations a white christmas! either way it will be cloudier and colder thursday for most locations. by christmas day we are looking at milder conditions as another strong weather system approaches. we should be milder with highs back in the 40s with rain showers possible by afternoon and into the evening. the clouds are likely to stick around all through the weekend with a few showers possible, but some heavier rain may return to iowa next monday. brad (brad wraps weather) year. even though it is officially winter, it is really not going to feel much like winter this week. tonight will be cool and dry with decreasing clouds
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some sunshine tuesday but then clouds will make for a partly some sunshine and returning, we will be back into the 40s in the afternoon. tuesday will be dry, but it is looking a bit rainy for wednesday. another system will be coming out of the sw and bringing us a good chance for rain. the heaviest of this rain will fall again over eastern iowa where about a half of an inch is expected. thursday (christmas eve) we are going to have a slight chance for some snow! right now, it looks like sw iowa will have the best chance to get an inch or two, but this is not a large weather system by any means. it might be just enough a white christmas! either way it will be thursday for most christmas day we are conditions as another system approaches. with highs back in the 40s with rain showers possible by afternoon and into the evening. to stick around all with a few showers heavier rain may (brad wraps weather) jack: thanks brad
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snap a cool weather photo? post it to we are iowa dot com. just click on the share it tab! jack: coming up on local 5 news at ten, a beloved high school football coach passes away suddenly. the life and legacy of madrid's randy hinkel in sports. stephanie: next.... in your local election headquarters, lindsey graham drops out. who experts say is next in line to end their presidential campaign.
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weareiowa.com " jack: tonight, the race for president has an even smaller republican field. jack/lam: in your local election headquraters, south carolina senator lindsey graham has dropped out. unfortunately, his campaign never got any traction. he was consistently stuck on the undercard debates and polled at less than one percent. thirteen gop candidates remain, six weeks ahead of the iowa caucuses. gov. chris christie / (r) presidential candidate "i have great respect and admiration for lindsey graham. we agree on many many issues and he was a real benefit to have in this race, so i'm sorry he's dropped out but that's a personal decision." jack: meanwhile, there's a new war of words between hillary clinton and donald trump after saturday's debate. trump is demanding an apology after
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isis is showing videos of trump as a recruiting tool. the clinton campaign says she wasn't referencing any specific video. the white house and terror experts say there's no hard evidence isis is using videos of trump to recruit. jack: fox news channel announced today that it will host another republican presidential primary debate next month in iowa. the two-hour debate will be held january 28th at the iowa events center in des moines, it's the last republican debate before the february 1st iowa caucuses. jack/lam: so with lindsey graham out tonight -- who's next? one of the frequent guests on our weekly political show "this week in iowa" here on local five has some predictions. pat rynard is behind the liberal blog "iowa startling line." and in a recent post, he ranked who's most likely to drop out if they have a poor showing in the iowa caucuses. here is rynard's top 5. rick santorum. mike huckabee. martin o'malley.
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. jack: you can expect of this election cycle on our weekly sunday "this week in iowa." this sunday-- we'll get you caught up on everything important that's happened in 2015. year in review sunday here on local five. jack: us now-- and a big showdown in girls basketball tonight with southeast polk and johnston. jon: yeah jack-- johnston has rolled the last couple of weeks with some big wins. coming up on local 5 sports slow down the sports. " now, local 5 sports
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jon: randy hinkel was a winner. the word loss wasn't one that stayed in his vocabulary very long. but sunday the town of madrid lost their beloved coach who helped create the jungle and all that it means. " it's a great night we're going to have a big crowd. playing a good football team. man we get to showcase the talents coach perkins said it best. he's like our whole coaching staff. we want you to unleash your best performance of the year. that's four quarters of go get them be true to your reads being strong discipline good pad height and carrying out fakes if we can do this i guarantee you a tiger victory. october 9th was one of the few times this past season-- that didn't happen. randy
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calhoun that night. but losing wasn't something hinkel did very often. "nat or are we going to finish it off win the next two?" hinkel embraced the wishbone offense-- and he was meticulous with the study of it. in 29 seasons as the head coach of the madrid tigers hinkel accrued 264 wins and just 58. he led his teams to 25 of the last 26 state playoffs-- was state runner up 7 times. and crowned champion once-- in 1991. nat "we have the whole crowd on there just juices us up." in his coaching career-- hinkel is one of only 12 football coaches in the state to eclipse 300 wins. but more important than wins randy hinkel developed boys into some great young men who will surely miss their football coach.
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football randy hinkel also coached track and field for the tigers-- he coached 5 state championship teams and produced numerous individual state winners. jon: a little different schedule this week for high school hoops with christmas falling on friday. teams tipping off tonight instead of tuesday. the johnston girls basketball team has been on a tear recently-- and ranked number two. they're coming off of a big win over valley and looking for another against 11th ranked southeast polk tonight. we head to southeast polk high school fourth quarter.. this one coming down to the wire... johnston moving the ball nicely-- working it inside to taryn knuth who puts it off the window and in. dragons up 4 with under four minutes to play. but southeast polk fights back down three casey stuart with a three from way downtown-- tie game. after a foul-- rachel hinders hits both free throws
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but it's stuart doing it all tonight-- drives jump stop and lays it in as the buzzer sounds we go to overtime. the rams kick it in gear. stuart a three ball stretches the netting and s-e-p leads by three. after a couple of free throws-- the lead is back to one-- stuart drives again-- another bucket pushing the lead back to 3. knuth rebutles driving the lane and kissing it off the glass for two... but the rams close it out on free throws up three-- johnston can't get the buzzer beater to go and southeast polk gets the upset 60 to 57. we head over to valley second quarter--valley up early in this one. but the the dodgers making a push sam kalacia from the corner knocks down the triple cutting the lead to 2. then the tigers get on a roll. they go inside to quentin curry pushing the lead back to four. valley keeps attacking the
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peyton long getting the bucket down low-- and one makes it a three point play. turner scott now showing off the range-- off the dribble pulls up and hits the triple from beyond the arc-- lead now to 6. but to close out the half-- kyle beisch goes to work for ft. dodge-- from way outside-- three pointer lead down to three... then beisch again this time from the corner tickles the twine dodgers into haltime tied with valley at 25.... the tigers win it 60 to 56 the final from valley high school tonight. jon: a look at your ap poll.... michigan state number one. kansas second. oklahoma-- marylan-- virginia round out the top 5. xavier at 6 unc is 7th. arizona, butler and providence are all in the top 10.... isu drops out to 11. jon/3shot (wrap sports) stephanie: jack:
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before jack: darth vador, yoda and the entire star wars cast made their way from new england to a hospital in north carolina today. no -- it's not really the cast, but 20-cold- stunned sea turtles named after the characters. the endangered creatures are characters. the endangered creatures are picked up by volunteers because if they stay in those cold waters they will freeze. doctors at the turtle hospital warm them up and return them to their warmer waters. brad: weather adlib: today is the first official day of winter, which means that tonight will be our longest night of the year. even though it is officially winter, it is really not going to feel much like winter this week. tonight will be cool and dry with decreasing clouds late tonight. we should start out with some sunshine tuesday
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sunny afternoon. with some sunshine and southerly winds returning, we will be able to get our temps back into the 40s in the
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